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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Cactaceaetropical cacti with nocturnal flowers and three angled stems.


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From New Latin acanth ("spiny") + Latin cereus ("candle").


  • Armathocereus humilis, Stenocereus griseus, Acanthocereus pentagonus y Pilosocereus colombianus; and woody species of bushes and trees such as Pithecellobium bogotense, Capparis odoratissima, Bulnesia carrapo, Maclura tinctoria, Fagara pterota, Prakinsonia aculeta, Prosopis juliflora, and Acacia farnesiana among others.

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  • Notable cactaceae include: Acanthocereus tetragonus, Cereus hexagonus, Opuntia eliator, Pilosocereus lanuginosus, and others.

    Paraguana xeric scrub

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